The Great Barrier Reef is always full of surprises. No matter how often you go, usually you see something in a different way. After a few dives or snorkel swims you take it a little slower to investigate what is happening with all the creatures that live under water.
The juvenile Spotted Sweetlip are funny to watch. With their big wagging tail and waving double fins they try to 'blend' in by imitating the movement of flatworms, swimming around with their head pointed down and exaggerated movements with their fins to keep predators at bay.
The juveniles are brown with large white spots and look a little like a clownfish. They get more spots as they grow older and the white spots change to black the spots on their belly disappear all together, leaving it silvery white.
Temperature has been a very comfortable 25 degrees and we are a month away from the end of stinger season.